I’ve been in New York City since Sunday, tasting wines at Wine & Spirits magazine. I haven’t been blogging because I haven’t had that much to talk about, which might seem curious as I’ve tasted over 300 wines so far this week. Not that the wines have been bad or anything. I just haven’t had a lot of inspiration.
Tonight for dinner, however, we’re drinking Vilmart’s lovely Grand Cellier Rubis, which is one of my very favorite rosés in all of Champagne. The last few vintages have all been terrific, but the 2002 is especially grand, with a subtle, elegant complexity of fruit and a sleekly voluptuous texture. Unlike the Cuvée Rubis, which is a blended rosé, the Grand Cellier Rubis is a saignée, adjusted with about 40 percent chardonnay to keep it from becoming too heavy. It’s packed with delicious flavors of red fruit, yet it’s delicate and lively enough to be refreshing on a humid summer night in Brooklyn.
Vilmart is imported into the United States by Terry Theise Selections/Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY.